August 2019

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Guest Editor – Miriam Hertz

It’s okay if you quit the training program for working the 2010 Census; everyone will understand that you don’t want, maybe can’t, talk to the public. And…you can have the internship in Washington DC, but you’ll have to stay in the back where you won’t be talking with ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DAC NW to participate in Unity in the Community! DAC goes to a lot of community events to get the word out about what we do. And we are pretty excited about having our Spokane Youth project involved in the Unity in the Community Celebration on August 17th in Riverfront Park, ...

NEWS from Northwest ADA Center Idaho

Here’s how they are building a more accessible Airbnb.     The commonly used site is trying to make travel more inclusive and accessible. Guests with mobility needs often rely on photos to make sure a listing will work for them. That’s why they require hosts to provide ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Surge in Voters with Disabilities May Influence 2020 Election More people with disabilities cast ballots last year, according to a new report. This demographic is poised to have a big impact on the 2020 presidential race.  About half of all citizens with disabilities voted ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC.

2020 Census: Everyone Counts Once every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a full count of the population to reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That exercise begins in a little over a year (Mid March 2020).  For the first time, the primary method ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

  Karen Vaughn went into the hospital with pneumonia in 2016. She did not return to her apartment in Indianapolis until 2019.      She became a quad when she was shot in 1976. Prior to her hospitalization she lived in various apartments with the aid of assistants paid for by ...

Links worth sharing!

  Need help with affording housing? You can learn all about Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program that is designed to help low-income households with rental assistance so they can afford safe and quality housing. The program will pay all or some of the rental costs ...

What You Can Expect When Taking Your Child with Autism to the Dentist

https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dentably/A child’s first dental visit is important, especially for children with autism. Sensory elements at the dentist can be more difficult to process but luckily, knowing what to expect at your child’s dental appointment can help you ...

Technology for Independent Living

ACCESSIBLE TENT FOR CAMPING A lot of thought went into this innovative design. The frame is self standing and can be set up by someone in a wheelchair from just one side. The front door has an easy open flap system. And it opens into a front vestibule that allows you to ...

Timely Tidbits

What would you do? You have been working for eight years. But do to recent circumstances you may have to leave the area. Although you have support from your family and your employer, you are starting to develop anxiety. You may have to start over completely and the ultimate ...